Hancock Prospecting Pty Limited is a locally-owned private company that generates its revenue from iron ore exploration and mining, and the marketing and sale of iron ore in Australia. The company employs approximately 980 people and is administered from its head office in West Perth.

Hancock Prospecting's general operations consist of iron ore exploration and mining, and the marketing and sale of iron ore in Australia  

Major projects of the company include:

  • Hope Downs JV: A joint venture with Rio Tinto located north-west of Newman, Western Australia.
  • Roy Hill Mine: A large iron ore deposit located in the Pilbara region, Western Australia
  • Alpha Coal: A thermal coal deposit within the Galilee Basin in central Queensland.
  • Kevin's Corner: A thermal coal deposit located within the Galilee Basin, Queensland.
  • Nicholas Downs: Manganese mining operations located in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  • Jacaranda Alliance: Petroleum exploration and evaluation projects conducted in the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory. 

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